Saturday, October 13, 2007

Kingdom of Loathing

So I figured I'd continue the idea of free games for this week. Its not quite like Gunbound, but it's still free and madly addicting.

As the title suggests, the game is called Kingdom of Loathing. This is a free RPG that is completely run from the web browser.

The images on the site are a little... different. All the people are stick people and everything is in black and white. Overall the site has the look of some crazy dude's doodles turned into a twisted world full of bad puns and parodies. When you first start you pick guy or girl, and one of 6 classes: seal clubber, turtle tamer, pastamancer, sauceror, disco bandit, or acordian thief. The game mechanics are fairly easy too. Players only have three stats, muscle, magic, and moxie, along with resistance to fire, ice, lightning, stink, and sleaze. Each class also has fun professions such as meatsmithing, cocktail crafting, and cooking that it specializes in.

There really isn't too much of a story line, just lots of quests, side quests, and weird areas. Each area has completely unique enemies which have funny descriptions, names and attacks. Also each attack is accompanied by some random string of words such as BIFF! SPLAT! BIFF! KERBLAM! WHAMMO! WHACK! BOOF! POW! SOCKO! (in that color too). To aid you in battle, you also get a wide assortment of weapons, armor, accessories, and even familiars, which are pets that level up and do different things for you in battle.

Even better yet, when you finish the story, you can start over. For the most part you litterally start over, but you don't lose everything. Instead your items are stored for use after 600 adventures. Oh yeah, you have a certain number of adventures each day. This is to keep people from wasting away their lives getting to insane levels and such. However you can use items, drinks, and food to get more adventures each day as well as increase your stats to level up faster. But back to starting over. There's other cool things such as keeping a skill from the last time you played to unlocking new things the more times you play.

Overall there's almost always something new to do. A new class, a new item, a new skill, or my favorite, a new familiar. Just like Gunbound, the game can be as simple or complicated as you want, and its great to play with friends.

Visit this site if you wanna check it out ^_^ Also feel free to ask me any questions about the game.

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